Achieving Net Zero: Mastering LEED Zero Carbon Principles
GreenCE’s mission is to support the necessary transition to a sustainable built environment by empowering design professionals to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of buildings. GreenCE’s course catalog includes LEED exam preparation, continuing education to maintain your AIA or LEED credential, as well as specialty education focused on topics such as ADA/Barrier-Free requirements. We are committed to designing the highest quality continuing education programs in the construction industry.
Deadly hurricanes, blistering heatwaves, melting ice caps, massive crop failures, catastrophic droughts, and significant economic losses are the result of carbon emissions, specifically in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. Addressing carbon emissions is crucial to mitigating these devastating effects. Design professionals play a critical role in mitigating carbon emissions through their design decisions and practices. In this course, we explore the LEED Zero certification program and how it can help fight climate change.
- Describe the LEED Zero programs for LEED v4.1 BD+C and O+M projects and how they can reduce carbon emissions, waste, and achieve net zero water and net zero energy goals.
- Discuss LEED Zero Carbon Certification for LEED v4.1 BD+C and O+M projects and how this program can help reduce the global carbon footprint.
- Explain how the EPA’s AVERT Tool can help LEED Zero Carbon Certification for LEED v4.1 BD+C and O+M projects and how this program can help mitigate climate change.
- Review how carbon emissions in the construction industry play a significant role in the global carbon footprint and how design professionals can help reduce environmental impacts.